In domestic route developments, United will add a new spoke from its San Francisco hub; American plans more new routes for April; Delta will launch Alaska service; JetBlue starts a new route to Puerto Rico; and Spirit unveils expansion plans.
- United Airlines has set a May 5 inauguration for new service from its San Francisco hub to Nashville, according to Airlineroute,net. The carrier will operate one daily roundtrip using an Airbus A319.
- In addition to new service we reported on from Washington Reagan National, American Airlines on April 5 also plans to start flying from its Chicago O’Hare hub to Norfolk three times a day and to Providence twice a day; both routes will use Envoy Air CRJ700s under the American Eagle banner. On the same day, American will launch two daily flights between New York LaGuardia and Kansas City, with Republic Airlines/American Eagle Embraer 170s.
- Delta set a May 13 start for summer seasonal service from Portland International to Anchorage, Alaska, a market it hasn’t served since 1997. Delta will fly the route four times a week with a 737-900ER.
- On May 5, JetBlue plans to start flying from its Ft. Lauderdale focus city to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on the island’s northwest coast, using an Embraer 190 for the daily flight. On the same date, JetBlue will increase frequencies between Boston-Ft. Lauderdale and Boston-Baltimore/Washington International.
- Low-cost Spirit Airlines set an April 21 start for twice-daily flights between Baltimore/Washington International and Boston, and one daily roundtrip between BWI and Detroit Metro. In addition, Spirit will operate seasonal daily service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Boston from April 28 through September 7, and from MSP to Philadelphia April 14-November 9.
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